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NYJO Ray Charles Tour @ Woolwich Works

NYJO is touring a programme in celebration of the history and immeasurable talent of Ray Charles, to whom all jazz musicians and fans owe so much. A fantastic opportunity to see a band of some of the most talented young jazzers in the UK take the stage with one of the country's finest vocalists.

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NYJO Ray Charles Tour @ Woolwich Works
NYJO Ray Charles Tour @ Woolwich Works

Time & Location

01 Apr 2023, 19:30

Woolwich Works, The Fireworks Factory, 11 No 1 St, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6HD, UK

About the event

The father of Soul, Ray Charles, changed the course of music history with his pioneering combination of gospel, jazz, and R&B. Nicknamed ‘the Genius’, he would become one of the most recognisable artists of the 20th century, his hoarse voice and passionate performances made him an icon, celebrated across the globe.

NYJO exists to empower young jazz musicians and inspire audiences across the UK, through engaging participation projects and impactful live performances. NYJO has grown from a single jazz orchestra to a multifaceted organisation that is committed to supporting and developing musicians of all styles and standards. Whether you want to become the next emerging artist or simply play for fun – they’re here for it.

As lead singer of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing band, Tommy Blaize’s powerful, yet sensitive performances have helped create some of the most memorable TV moments of recent times. Singing live to an audience of more than 12 million every week, his soulful voice is etched in the public consciousness.

Join us on tour this 2023!

Tickets can be bought here!

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